Lake Accotink Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-569-3464
TTY 711

7500 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150

Christopher Goldbecker,
Lakefront Parks Manager

Lake Accotink Jobs

Lake Accotink is a Fairfax County Government organization. Employees at these parks are employed by Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and are held to the highest standard of performance. The FCPA was awarded the 2010 National Gold Medal Award  for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration

Lake Accotink has many positions for positive, energetic, motivated and friendly people. All appointee's must successfully complete the background investigation prior to employment.

To apply for open seasonal positions, please complete the online application or call 703-569-0285 for more information.

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Seasonal Position Descriptions

Marina Specialist (entry-level)

Location: Lake Accotink Park

Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year)

Hours: Spring, summer, fall: 16-32 hours/week. Winter: 0 – 8 hours/week

Salary: $8.50 – 10.00/hour

Description:

  • Assist in the operations of public revenue-generating facilities that operate seasonally. Facilities include an antique carousel, miniature golf course, picnic and birthday party areas, and a marina offering boat rentals, and bike rentals.
  • Work on the front lines in one or more areas of service to which you are assigned. Examples: Cashiering and “front desk” duties; boat rental operations; amusements and birthday party operations. Under the direction of a marina supervisor, work with 2 to 6 other part time workers to support waterfront activities during assigned shifts.
  • Monitor recreational use of the lake to ensure safety of patrons and staff and perform rescues as needed.
  • Assist patrons with safe access to rental boats. Explain and demonstrate safety equipment and precautions. Learn to operate patrol boats and 32-foot pontoon tour boat. Use all equipment safely and responsibly.
  • Operate a carousel and perform daily safety checks of the amusement.
  • Monitor play on the miniature golf course and retrieve litter and stray equipment.
  • Greet patrons and provide quality customer service.
  • Acquire and apply factual knowledge of the park, facilities, and relevant subject matter to provide accurate information to the public and to staff.
  • Employ proper cash handing/cash security procedures and keep track of all equipment and supplies used in the operations.
  • Maximize cost efficiency of facility operations. Use time wisely.
  • Assist with daily inspections of facilities, equipment, and supplies.
  • Perform general cleaning and custodial tasks, including restroom cleaning, litter removal, emptying trashcans, cleaning water fountains, wiping down pfd’s, sweeping/mopping, etc.
  • Assist with special events, group use, and birthday parties.
  • Provide staff, facilities and equipment use to enhance camp programs, classes, and events.
  • Assist supervisor and/or other more senior staff in responding to emergencies and other difficult or unusual situations, as trained.
  • Other tasks or duties to support overall park operations may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Interest in public service, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation, or similar field. Must be customer-focused, motivated, flexible, energetic, friendly, and task-oriented. Strong team player. Good oral communication skills. Interacts effectively with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Must be age 16 or older.

Preferred Qualifications: One or more season of experience in public service, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation, or similar field. Cashiering experience. Customer service experience. In addition to fluency in English, ability to converse in Spanish or another language prevalent in the community. CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 weeks of employment. 

Special Requirements: Must be able to work in conditions ranging from direct sunlight to complete darkness as well as inclement weather ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat. Must be able to walk on uneven terrain and lift up to 40 pounds. Successful completion of Virginia Safe Boating Certification, Basic Water Safety, and CPR/First Aid/AED training will need to be completed before working marina shifts.

Marina Supervisor

Location: Lake Accotink Park

Status: G (Part-Time, maximum 900 hours per year)

Hours: Spring, summer, fall: 16-32 hours/week. Winter: 0 – 8 hours/week

Salary: $10 - 12/hour

Description:

  • Assist in supervising the operations of public revenue-generating facilities that operate seasonally. Facilities include an antique carousel, miniature golf course, picnic and birthday party areas, and a marina offering boat rentals, and bike rentals.
  • Acquire and maintain proficiency in all aspects of one or more areas of service. Examples: Cashiering and “front desk” duties; boat rental operations; amusements and birthday party operations. Supervise, train and coach up to 8 part time workers and all waterfront activities during assigned shifts; resolve and report problems that arise. Make weekly marina schedules, ensure staff has their required breaks,  managing the marina shifts to include: Breaks, rotations, trainings, cleaning duties, and report on customer service issues, staff issues, and equipment issues.
  • Supervise recreational use of the lake to ensure safety of patrons and staff. Provide leadership to boathouse team to ensure patrons safely access rental boats, patrol boats are properly cared for and utilized, and staff remain vigilant.
  • Ensure quality customer service and proactively interact with customers.
  • Accumulate advanced knowledge of the park, facilities, and relevant subject matter to provide accurate information to the public and to staff.
  • Ensure proper cash handing/cash security and accountability for all equipment and supplies used in the operations.
  • Support processes and procedures that maximize cost efficiency of facility operations. Ensure effective utilization of staff.
  • Perform daily inspections of facilities, equipment, supplies and work methods.
  • Assist in planning and implementing special events, group use, and birthday parties.
  • Provide staff, facilities and equipment use to enhance camp programs, classes, and events.
  • Participate in responding to emergencies and other difficult or unusual situations in lieu of or in tandem with a seasonal or full time manager.
  • Other tasks or duties to support overall park operations may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: One year of experience in public service, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation, or similar field. Must be organized, self-motivated, flexible, energetic, friendly, and task-oriented. Strong team player, with demonstrated leadership ability. Good oral and written communication skills. Interacts effectively with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Demonstrated commitment to expanding or improving skills and taking on new responsibilities. CPR/first aid certified or able to obtain certification within 3 weeks of employment.  Valid drivers license and excellent driving history. Successful completion of Virginia Safe Boating Certification within 3 weeks of employment. Experience is a supervisory role.

Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of experience in public service, parks and recreation, outdoor recreation, or similar field. Accuracy in point-of-sale cash-handling operations in a fast-paced environment. Values clean and organized public areas and work spaces. Skilled in performing routine custodial work that meets high standards. Experience supervising and training staff or volunteers. Experienced boater. In addition to fluency in English, ability to converse in Spanish or another language prevalent in the community. Experience in managing and supervising a marina operation.

Special Requirements: Must be able to work in conditions ranging from direct sunlight to complete darkness as well as inclement weather ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat. Must be able to walk on uneven terrain and lift up to 40 pounds. Successful completion of Virginia Safe Boating Certification, Basic Water Safety, and CPR/First Aid/AED training will need to be completed before working marina shifts.

Seasonal Park Attendant / MOD

Location: Lake Accotink Park

Status: G (Part-Time, 900 hours per year maximum)

Schedule: 24 hours/week on average, hours variable between 7 am and 9 pm including weekends and some holidays.

Salary: $13 to 15/hour

Description:

  • Ensures the safe and effective operation of the assigned lakefront park. Early shift opens the park and its facilities, preparing it for staff and visitors. Closing shift closes and secures the park and all facilities at the end of each day.
  • Performs routine maintenance and custodial tasks to include emptying trash cans, collecting ground trash, and cleaning restrooms and other areas.
  • Serves as facility attendant for park Visitors Center. Answers phones, greets patrons, performs administrative work such as updating logs, creating written materials for use by staff and patrons. Assists in maintaining clean, organized workspaces and visitor areas.
  • Takes initiative to increase knowledge of the park, its facilities, programs, services, and resources.
  • Assist Assistant Manager and programming team with developing and teaching/leading programs and events.
  • Serves as primary contact point for park visitors and customers. Provides verbal and written information and directions relating to facilities, programs, picnic area use, trails, natural and cultural resources, and other topics.
  • Stays up to date on Park Authority Rules and Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, state and county laws, and other pertinent guidance.
  • Notes safety/security and maintenance concerns, addresses them where feasible, and reports them using appropriate methods and recordkeeping.
  • Acts as lead first responder on behalf of the Park Authority in potential and actual emergency situations occurring on site while on duty.
  • Supervises marina operations during assigned Manager-on-Duty shifts.
  • Duties may include making purchases on behalf of the site, adhering to county and Park Authority purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Completes special projects and tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent, a combination of course work in education, parks and recreation, hospitality and tourism, business, or related field, at the college level, plus 2 years of successful employment in a position of responsibility. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Valid driver’s license and excellent driving history.

Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of experience in planning, implementing, and leading adult and family classes and events. Ability to communicate in a language that is prevalent in the local community, in addition to English fluency. Experience working in a public park setting.

Special Requirements: Must be able to work in conditions ranging from direct sunlight to complete darkness as well as inclement weather ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat. Must be able to walk on uneven terrain and lift up to 40 pounds. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry. Be certified in: First Aid, CPR, A.E.D, Boater Safety, Basic Water Safety, and MAT certification or within 30 days.

Lake Accotink is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, call 703-569-0285

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